According to a reliable source, Richard Anconina is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2023. But while the actor's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 05/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Anconina for Person of the Year?
The list of nominees for Time magazine’s Person of the Year is always an eclectic mix of world leaders, pop culture icons, buzzworthy names, and human rights activists. The unexpected inclusion of the 70-year-old actor, as a 2023 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Anconina so important is the potential and influence he now has, rather than anything he has already done,” said a panelist who preferred to remain anonymous, adding that earlier this month, the actor have already been named ‘French Of The Year’ by some major French newspapers and even ‘Paris Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Paris (Richard Anconina's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the actor was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“Richard Anconina Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 4 Feb 2023
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveRichard”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 4 Feb 2023
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Richard Anconina?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 4 Feb 2023
Could 2023 officially be the Year of Richard Anconina?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2023 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2023?
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